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Fort Lamy

Fort-Lamy was founded by French commander Emile Gentil on May 29, 1900, and named after Amedee-Francois Lamy, an army officer who had been killed in the Battle of Kousseri a few days earlier. It was a major trading city and became the capital of the region and nation.

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